Tips for Seeing Colorado's Changing Leaves This Fall
September 11, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Several state highways offer prime viewing of beautiful tradition.
STATEWIDE — The leaves are already beginning to change colors in Colorado’s high country! Seeing the changing autumn leaves is a longstanding Colorado tradition that generally takes place mid-September to mid-October each year, and AAA Colorado, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Colorado Parks and Wildlife want to let people know where to drive and how to drive safely for some of the best views this season.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a website devoted entirely to Colorado’s fall colors (www.parks.state.co.us/Pages/Fall.aspx), where you can find information about where and when fall colors are blooming, where you can stay overnight, where you can take drive near the fall foliage for the very best views, and more. Take a look at the “Rush to the Gold/Fall Colors” brochure on that page and learn about eight recommended car trips in Colorado to see the splendor of fall.
CDOT’s Scenic and Historic Byways are also excellent routes for Coloradans and visitors alike to see the state. For more information about Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways program, including a map, visit www.coloradodot.info/travel/scenic-byways. Finally, AAA Colorado has identified routes that provide exceptional autumn drives including:
CDOT recommends a few safety tips for motorists as they are driving:
CDOT would love to see any photos motorists take of the beauty that exists along our state highways. Photos can be shared on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.
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